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One Hundred and Twenty-Five Vice-Presidents of the Illinois -A 
Vivisection Society, comprising Quotations from Great Thinkers upon 
the subject of Vivisection. Eight Pages. $2.00 per 100. 


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L E A D I N G 


Of Europe and America 





opposed to Experiments oh Lire Animals and 

_Every Other Phase of Cruelty in the World. 

\ T OL. IV. 

MARCH, 1897. 



Published Monthly under the auspices of the 
Illinois Anti-Vivisection Society. 

Mrs. Fairchild Allen. Editor. 
101 North Fourth St.. Aurora, Illinois. 
Single Copies Monthly per an'm $ 1.00 
Twelve " " " :< 10.00 

Thirty Copies. " " " 20.00 

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with governing rules. 

VIVISECTION is the cutting up of 
■ Live Animals — also poisoning, burning, 
smothering, freezing, breaking the 
bones, irritating the bared nerves with 
electricity, dissecting out the stomach 
and other organs, etc., etc. It is done 
in nearly all the universities and medi- 
cal colleges of the world. Anaesthetics 
frequently cannot be employed — accord- 
ing to the published records of the 

The range and variety of experimen- 
tation and consequent suffering is most 
graphically described by Dr. Matthew 
Woods, President of the American Anti- 
Vivisection Society, in an article in the 
Journal of Zoophily, of Philadelphia. 
He says, "It is not alone the cutting of 
"the flesh that is called Vivisection, but 
the brain-burnings of Goltz.the bakings 
alive of Bernard, the crucifixions of 
Mantegazza, the electric stimulations 

of Brown-Sequard, the freezings alive 
of J. C. Coleman, the disease-producing 
feeding of animals upon the putrid 
lungs of human beiugs, of Dr. Klein; the 
inserting - of tubes into arteries, as ad- 
vised and practiced by Stephen Hales, 
of Teddington; the covering of the sha- 
ven skins of animals with varnish, of 
Drs. Kleinberg and Prolatus: the injec- 
tion of putrid matter into the bloodves- 
sels, of Dr. Sanderson; the starvings of 
Dr. Chossatt; the drownings and smoth- 
erings of the commission of professors 
from the Royal College of Physicians 
and Surgeons, London; stopping wind- 
pipes with corks; keeping animals forc- 
ibly under water until almost dead, 
then, by methods as cruel, restoring 
them to consciousness; holding the 
heads of Guinea pigs in basins of quick- 
silver; cramming the mouths and 
larynxs of dogs with liquid plaster of 
Paris until it solidified, — such practices 
as these, although knives are not used 
and cutting unnecessary, are catalogued 
under the heading of Vivisection." 

[Curare. There is employed to a 
great extent, in Vivisection, the drug 
Curare, which paralyses motion while 
sensibility acutely remains. According 
to Claude Bernard, who was named the 
"Prince of Vivisectors,'' the curarized 
animals undergo atrocious suffering 
without being able to cry out or move 
a muscle.] 



We have received from Mrs. Martha 
H. Ten Eyck, of Chicago, the copy of 
the following': 


Section 1. BE IT ENACTED BY 
Vivisection shall be lawful except at 
such places and by such persons as are 
duly licensed by the State of Illinois 
for that purpose. 

Section 2. The Secretary of State 
is hereby authorized and empowered, 
upon the application of the proper 
authorities of any regularly organized 
medical school or laboratory within 
the State, to grant a license to such 
persons, medical schools or labora- 
tories, to perform experiments upon 
living animals, commonly known as 

Section 3. That all animals used 
for painful experiments shall be rend- 
ered and kept insensible by the use of 
anaesthetics before commencing such 
experiment and during the continuance 

Section 4. That no such experi- 
ment shall be made before classes of 
children in the public schools or else- 

Section 5. That all the police and 
peace officers within the state of Illi- 
nois, and all officers and duly accredited 
agents of the Illinois Humane Society 
or Society for the Prevention of Cru- 
elty, shall at all times have free access 
to the places so licensed for the pur- 
poses and duties for which said officers 
or societies have been appointed or or- 

Section ft. Any person performing 
or taking part in performing any ex- 

periment calculated to give pain, in 
contravention of this act, shall be guilty 
of an offence against this act and shall, 
if it be the first offense, be liable to a 
penalty not exceeding One Hundred 
and Eifty Dollars ($150.00) and if it be 
the second or any subsequent offense, 
shall be liable at the discretion of the 
Court having competent jurisdiction 
thereof, to a penalty not exceeding 
Three Hundred Dollars ($300.00) or to 
imprisonment for a period not exceed- 
ing six months. 

Mrs. Ten Eyck simply repeats the 
story that comes to us almost daily, 
that people know very little about the 
practice of Vivisection and learn the 
facts with indignation and horror. Our 
papers, as usual, have aided in this 
movement for Illinois. The gentleman 
who proposes to introduce this bill is 
sanguine he can carry it through, but 
we predict that he does not know the 
fight he has on his hands. 

The death is announced of the fourth 
(Baltimore) boy treated at the Pasteur 
Institute. New York, after being bitten 
by a supposedly rabid dog. The ques- 
tion is, of course, whether these boys 
died from the bite or the rabies inocu- 
lation. We are rejoiced to learn of the 
adoption of the Buisson (vapor) bath 
in two institutions in Philadelphia. 

Notwithstanding the use of anti- 
toxin in London, the death rate from 
diphtheria, according to the British 
Medical Journal. Jan. 16, has recently 
increased to 71. against 38 and 49. in 
two preceding weeks. It also says, in 
the same issue, concerning the fatal- 
ities of rabies treatment at the Pasteur 
Institute "the increase seems alarm- 
ing." and. of course, gives its explana- 
tion. But whatever the explanation 
may be, intelligent people will ruminate 
over the fact. 



[Reprinted by Permission. | 

To the Editor of the Leek {Eng.) Time?:: 
Sir, — Much has been written sine the 
death of that eminent physician and 
scientist, Sir Benjamin Richardson, 
enumerating his discoveries, his writ- 
ing's, and his practical views on the pre- 
vention of diseases and the preserva- 
tion of health, but no mention has teen 
made of an important and interesting- 
little book he published last year called 
"Biological Experimentation,'* which 
I would commend to the perusal of your 
readers. In this book, on page 21. 
he says, "Pain, when it is excited 
and sustained in any animal, obscures 
and falsifies for the time all the other 
vital phenomena which admit of inves- 
tigation: . . .in plain words, it is 
utterly impossible to observe natural 
functions under the shadow of pain 
either in man or animal for he who 
tries to observe under those circum- 
stances must make so many allowances 
for the circumstances under which he is 
observing it he finds it extremely diffi- 
cult, even if it be possible, to be precise 
in his conclusions. ... I am cer- 
tain that vital experiments, to have 
any value at all, must be conducted 
without any trace of the disturbing in- 
fluence of suffering, whether man or 
lower animal be the subject of observa- 
tion, nor do I stand alone in this view; 
I have heard it expressed by Sir Benja- 
min Brodie, Dr. Baly (perhaps the most 
accomplished and learned physiologist 
I have met), Sir John Forbes, Dr. W. 
B. Carpenter, and Dr. John Snow. Sir 
Charles Bell and Alexander Walker 
also shared this view, and further, 
on page 109. he says, -'pain as a dis- 

turbing influence is of so serious a char- 
acter that quite apart from sentiment 
in the matter, I think it best to exclude 
it altogether: it cannot guide, it must 
deceive. " 

In his chapter on Anaesthetics he 
denies that their discovery was due to 
experiments on animals, and shows that 
it sprang from observations of the var- 
ious vegetable substances on the bodies 
of men. beginning with 'what the 
ancients called mandragora, and pro- 
gressing slowly through opium, ether, 
and other things to chloroform. On 
page 5-1 he says, "'there is a not- 
able fact in relation to experiments 
under chloroform made on lower ani- 
mals, which suggests that, if they had 
been relied upon, chloroform would 
never have been introduced into prac- 
tice.'' Of experimenters on the brain 
of ' living animals, who claim to have 
discovered so much, he says, page 
79, "they have left us still in much 
doubt; their leading discovery, I fear, 
is contradiction." 

In Chapter VII. he expresses himself 
strongly against experimental demon- 
strations to students, and gave up the 
practice himself because of what he 
calls "the chaos" it produced in the 
minds of his pupils. 

Such words from a man who has been 
one of the greatest experimenters of 
his day, appear to confirm the conten- 
tion of the anti-vivisectionist, namely, 
that not only are cruel experiments on 
animals absolutely and morally wrong, 
but they have been and are of little or 
no avail for the relief or cure of suffer- 
ing humanity. 

Sir, I ask you kindly to publish this 
in your paper as I notice that whenever 
a distinguished man dies, who has 
written or spoken anything against this 
horrible and cruel fashion of experiment 
it is carefully suppressed, as in the case 


of Tennyson, Browning, Lord Chief 
Justice Coleridge, Judge Hughes, and 
now of Sir Benjamin Richardson. We 
cannoc claim the latter as an avowed 
anti-vivisectionist. but may I be allowed 
to mention that at an interview I had 
with him in August last, after some con- 
versation on the subject of his book, he 
used these momentous words, ''Vivisec- 
tion is killing itself.' ' Yours, &c, 

Marianne Brocklehurst. 
Bagstones, December 12th, 1896. 


The Boston Record of recent date 
contained the following: 

There is no question that pet dogs 
and cats are continually stolen in Bos- 
ton for the colleges, and especially at 
the Black Bay. The police are now- 
aware of this, and are warning- the 

Especially within two weeks one man 
in particular has been so often seen in 
the act of decoying dogs, about the 
Providence station and in Park square 
and near the Boston University and 
Harvard Medical School, that it is be- 
lieved to be his whole business. Several 
dogs were missed within a few days 
from Park Square alone. 

A well-known Back Bay physician 
recently had his attention called to a 
student, who had been repeatedly seen 
to decoy in one week no less than three 
valuable dogs, evidently pets, and take 
them to Boston University. He never 
takes more than one at a time, never 
puts his hand on one while in sight.but 
there is some way (and it is now more 
than suspected what that way is) by 
which the poor creatures .are induced 
to follow— to the most awful fate that 
any sentient creature, human or animal. 
can suffer ! 

The physician referred to. whom I 

know personally, owns two valuable 
dogs, and never allows them out alone. 

A month ago the younger dog was 
missing: it was supposed that the 
plumber left the door open a moment. 
There was great anxiety for a few hours, 
but fortunately the butler, who takes 
care of the doctor's horse, saw the 
puppy, knew him. and brought him 
home in his arms. He did not dare to 
let him be on his feet in the street and 
attempt to call him home. 

"So near the university!"' a friend 
exclaimed when the doctor told this. 

He replied directly, "Oh, if he had 
been seen there he. would never have 
come home." 

Whatever maybe thought of vivisec- 
tion, it cannot be that any citizen at 
the Back Bay is willing to have his pet 
dog or cat stolen and sacrificed to Mo- 
loch ! But the people were warned a 
year ago, when the fact of this constant 
thieving was absolutely proved and 
published. It is strange indeed that 
prompt and strenuous measures are not 
taken to stop it. 

1 would not hesitate to go into court 
and affirm what I have said to be true. 
Mrs. Mary Johnson. 

Jan. 27. Auburndale. Mass. 

The Boston Herald of February (>. 

continues the subject as follows: 

•'Do people visiting dog shows ever 
think what may be the fate of all these 
noble animals bred for sport, protection 
and pleasure ? Probably it never enters 
any ones mind, and the general crowd 
simply looks with amusement at the 
different species of the one great canine 
family. . . 

All these annual exhibits represent 
only the aristocrats: the plebeians, the 
mongrels, whose lives are as dear to 
them as if they had opened their eyes 
in some royal kennel. have not a thought 



given to them beyond the one that there 
are too many curs, and the surplus 
should be useful to the vivisector. 

''It is a cruel world in spite of every- 
thing' ! I hate to see a man kick at a 
dog. I dread to hear of men or women 
buying new pets, for. with the greatest 
cai'e, they will be misused by some one; 
sooner or later lost or stolen. 

At present the dog's enemy most to 
be dreaded is science. Owners of valu- 
able animals must now keep on the alert, 
or their "best friend'' and companion 
of leisure hours will suddenly be miss- 
ing, caught up or enticed away by the 
dog catcher, who sells his prey for the 
dissecting table. If the humane pro- 
test at this torture of the living, they 
are laughed to scorn. Humanity first 
and the dumb beast, unable to resist, 
always last. 

"More than this, if vivisection is to 
prevail, what will hinder brutal man 
from attaching ••homes'* for breeding 
purposes to the medical schools ? •'Sci- 
ence'" can go even further than that. 
In this wild passion for enlightenment, 
in this craze for discovery, the dumb 
animals are the first victims. They are 
constant temptations to the unprin- 
cipled wretch who will sell a stray cat 
or dog to any Bob Sawyer who will pay 
him half a dollar. Demoralizing V Of 
course, and when we hear of pets wan- 
dering away, and being heard of no 
more, we may be sure what their fate 
has been. " 

[We know that the smaller animals 
are bred profusely for use in medical 
colleges in both Europe and America, 
and if the supply of stray and stolen 
dogs should become inadequate to the 
demand, dogs also will be bred for this 
purpose. — Ed.] 

A correspondent of the Boston 
Herald of Feb. 6th, discoursing upon 
the possible fate of pet clogs who have 

been parted from a humane owner closes 
thus: "But what effect milt this wholesale 
torture of vivisection have on the doctors of 

the future? Does any family like the 
idea of trusting to the physician who 
sanctions fiend ishness under the cover 
of that elastic word science ? But why 
stop at animals, why not vivisect man, 
not to save his life by some surgical feat, 
but just for the fun of it, to let each new 
class of medical students see how 'the 
wheels go round!'' ' 

The following- remarkable statement 
is taken from the New York Evange- 
list of Jan. 29. '97: 

The North and West remarks that 
the saloon keeper and the wholesale 
liquor seller want to extend their trade 
and to g-ain new customers, if they have 
ordinary business enterprise. It con- 

At the Liquor League of Ohio a 
short time since a candid officer said: 
"It will appear from these facts, gentle- 
men, that the success of our business is 
dependent largely upon the creation of 
appetite for drink. Men who drink 
liquor, like others, will die. and if there 
is no new appetite created, our count- 
ers will be empty, as will be our coffers. 
Our cliildren will go hungry, or we 
must change our business to that of 
some other more remunerative. The 
open .field for the creation of this appetite Is 
among the boys. After men have grown, 
and their habits are formed, they rarely 
ever change in this regard. It will be 
needful, therefore, that this missionary 
work be done among the boys, and I 
make the suggestion, gentlemen, that 
nickels expended in treats to the boys 
now. will return in dollars to your tills 
after the appetite has been formed. 
Above oil things, create an nppetlt(\" 
(Italics ours. Ed. A.-Vn.) 

Yes, the certain means to 1 'create an ap- 
petite for anything — good or bad — is to 
commence with the voung. 



dispatch to the Chicago Tribune 
of February 10th, from Cadillac, 
Michigan, stated that Rev. W. 
Laufman, Pastor of the M. E. Church- 
recently killed two cats with nicotine, 
before his congregation, to illustrate 
the evil effects of using tobacco. He 
was assisted by Dr. C. E. Miller, who 
put three drops of nicotine on the tongue 
of the first cat and it died in ninety 
seconds; then he took a larger one and 
treated it in the same manner producing 
death in a minute and three fourths. 
The tale of this "illustration*' seems to 
have gone pretty much from one end of 
the continent to the other, under uni- 
versal condemnation. Rev. Laufman 
doubtless will kill no more cats in pub- 
lic. The Detroit Journal of February 
10th winds up a lengthy editorial upon 
the subject thus: 

"The man Laufman proved nothing 
by his merciless massacre of the cats. 
He might as well have fed prussic acid 
to a cow and then warned his hearers 
to refrain from eating peaches because 
the basic property of prussic acid is lo- 
cated in peach-stones. 

"As we look at his performance it ap- 
pears to be the most wanton and unpar- 
donable case of cruelty to animals we 
ever read about. We could expect de- 
praved cock-fighters or ruffians to de- 
light themselves by killing helpless 
creatures by slow processes of torture, 
but we never could be persuaded that a 
disciple of the meek and gentle Wesley 
could impress the lessons of the sermon 
on the mount by holding up to public 
view the dead body of a cat, killed by 
poisoning, on the altar of a Methodist 
church, until we heard from the Rev. (?) 

We have been asked to deal gently 
with Mr. Laufman. as "he is a young 

man and wants to do good.'* We should 
always deal gently with repentant sin- 
ners, everywhere, but sin must be de- 
nounced at the same time — and an ex- 
hibition like this is sin, anywhere; and 
very aggravated sin before a lot of 
joung people, especially boys — for boys 
inclined to be bad, or who are cowardly 
by nature, somehow get the idea that 
cruelty is bravery — and all boys, good, 
bad and indifferent, want to be brave! 

The New York Examiner (Baptist 
weekly) February 18, 1897. says: 

The itinerant evangelist who recently 
sought to illustrate the noxious effects 
of tobacco on the human system by pub- 
licly administering- doses of nicotine to 
cats, should be handed over to the soci- 
ety for the prevention of cruelty to ani- 
mals. This act is not censurable be- 
cause performed in a church. From 
the accounts that have reached us. it 
appears that when the speaker had ex- 
hibited a pound of tobacco to his audi- 
ence and informed them that it con- 
tained enough nicotine to kill 200 men, 
his assistant appeared upon the pulpit 
with a cat under his arm. The animal's 
mouth was opened while the evangelist 
deposited three drops of the deadly ex- 
tract upon its tongue. The unfortunate 
animal was then securely held by the 
assistant. and died after a short struggle. 
Subsequently, the demonstrator admin- 
istered a smaller dose of nicotine to 
another cat. to illustrate the nauseous 
effect of the drug. It is due to his un- 
developed humanity to say that, when 
the animal had confirmed his statement 
amid much auffering. he put it out of 
its misery with another dose. 

The St. Louis Globe-Democrat prints 
a list of serious casualties to foot ball 
players on Thanksgiving day. filling 
half a column, and adds: "An American 
game of foot ball is about five times as 
brutal and dangerous as a Spanish bull 
fight, ** 

It prepares the students, too. for the 
further brutalization of mind in the 
study of physiology by "practical dem- 
on st rations. "* 



Several prominent newspapers during 
the month past have published enlarged 
illustrations of vivisection taken from 
our literature — exact copies of the cuts 
reproduced from medical journals — the 
vivisector's illustrations of their own 
experiments. Under those of the New 
York World. February 7, is the follow- 

"One of the hardest fights of the cen- 
tury between the advocates of vivisec- 
tion on the one side and its opponents 
on the other has been going on in the 
United States Senate Committee on the 
District of Columbia for two years, and 
at present the antis are in the lead. 

"The bill introduced by Senator 
McMillan restricting vivisection in the 
District has been reported favorably by 
the committee. What the result of the 
contest in the House of Representatives 
will be remains to be seen.'' 

The Boston Herald of February 8th 

"The ghastly illustration of the vivi- 
section of animals in the interest of 
science in yesterday's New York World 
should be sent to every influential man 
in the country, that he may act at orice 
in forbidding this debasing cruelty by 
legislation. Here is the sickening 
spectacle, unanswerable, and no human 
being deserving the name of man can 
look on it without horror. Are you for 
vivisection now. or has that horrible 
picture caused a change of mind and 
heart V At least, after beholding ; this 
operation.* ignorance of what vivisec- 
tion really is can no longer be pleaded 
by the layman." 

The Detroit Journal of February 11. 
under its illustrations, comments thus: 

"Here is an argument for the Bryan 
bill. It is a sermon without words- 

graphic, truthful, horror-inspiring, but 
in no respect exaggerated. It repre- 
sents with fidelity the refined cruelty 
which modern torturers.dn the name of 
science, inflict upon speechless, helpless 
brutes. Let it be studied in detail by 
the listless ones who passively counte- 
nance vivisection. Look at the agon- 
ized face of that dog who for months 
has been tied, bound and stretched upon 
a rack of torture ! See those instru- 
ments of merciless butchery which are 
employed to lacerate the quivering flesh 
and ci-ack the sensitive bones of helpless 
dogs, cats, guinea pigs and rabbits. 
Are we wanton savages, or humans ?" 

The Evansville. (Ind. ) Tribune, in 
addition to three columns, illustrated- 
says, editorally: 

"We publish to-day an article by Fay 
Lewis and Robert G. Ingersoll on the 
horrible crime against God and Nature 
that goes by the above name (Vivisec- 
tion). . . . If we did not believe that 
the Almighty will punish these infa- 
mous wretches, we would lose all belief 
in the existence of a Divine Being. * ' etc . 

Americans who are horrified at some 
of the cruelties practiced by the Co- 
manches and other tribes would do 
well to drop in at some of the labora- 
tories and medical schools where Vivi- 
section is under way. They would find 
that the North American Indian, while 
an experienced vivisector himself, is 
by comparison only a clumsy hand at 
that gentle spoi't. 

The Med. has science to back him. 
and he can wring more agony from his 
victim because he knows how to keep 
him alive longer. 

That sort of a "scientist" can give 
points to the untutored aboriginal. 


In the Detroit Journal of Feb. 24th 
appeared one of the most telling articles 
of the "campaign," written by Mrs. 
Anna E. Mclntyre. our 1st Vice-Presi- 
dent for Michigan. 


oncerning the Restrictive Bill 

^ the Washington Star of Jan. 22d 

"Senator Gallinger today submitted 
to the Senate letters from various dis- 
tinguished men throughout the country 
in favor of the bill for restricting vivi- 
section in the District of Columbia. 
Among the signers of these letters were 
Bishop George P. Seymour of Illinois, 
Martin L. D'Voge of the Univei*sity of 
Michigan, George Gates, president of 
the Iowa College; W. P. Johnson of 
Geneva College, Beaver Falls, Pa., and 
S. Burnham of the Hamilton Theologi- 
cal Seminary of Hamilton. N. Y." 

The Louisville (Ky.) Commercial of 
Feb. I2th says: "The local (Kentucky 
Humane) society endorses the passage 
of a Bill through the congress for its 
restriction in the District of Columbia. 
. . The society at Washington (D.C. ) 
is the first one to strike a decisive blow 
in this cause. . . This bill is conser- 
vative in its character, and is not in 
any sense an •'Anti-Vivisection Bill," 
for it will not prevent any method of 
experimentation except such as are dis- 
tinctly brutalizing and cruel. . . . 
The common interests of humanity and 
science demand that vivisection should 
be under the strict supervision and con- 
trol of the State. 


There seems to be a serious misap- 
prehension in many of the daily papers 
as to the origin of the "Washington 
Bill.*' In response to our inquiry at 
headquarters we receive the following: 
Washington. D. G. March 4. 1897. 

The movement for restriction of vivi- 
section in the District of Columbia and 
the effort to get a bill passed to that 
end. was inaugurated and carried on 

wholly by the Washington City Hu- 
mane Society. Very Sincerely Yours. 

Mary Howe Totten, 
Chairman Com. on Vivisection, Wash- 
ington Humane Society. 


Hon. Edward C. Bryan, Member of 
the House of Representatives of the 
Legislative of Michigan is framing an 
anti-vivisection bill, which will call for 
either close restriction or total aboli- 
tion. We have been furnishing him 
a full supply of our papers including a 
copy of "The Nine Circles," and take 
pleasure in quoting the following letter: 
State of Michigan, Representa- 
tive Hall, 
Lansing, Feb. 25, 189". 

Mrs. Fairchild Allen— Deor Mad- 
am — I have received your favor of the 
18th and the accompanying "Nine Cir- 
cles." I shall, with your permission, 
keep the book about six weeks. I have 
thought that I was becoming quite 
hardened to recitals of vivisectional 
suffering but I read the statements in 
its pages with feelings such as those 
with which we might approach the elec- 
trocution chair and its bound victim. 

We who are of the human family 
have but slight knowledge of its vari- 
ous phases, and there are none which 
the light of our intelligence more faint- 
ly illuminates than its sometimes dis- 
position to cruelty. Thanking you 
most kindly I remain 

Yours Very Respectfully, 
Edward C. Bryan. 

The London Daily Graphic notices 
the experiments with alcohol upon dogs 
and kittens by the American Physiolog- 
ical Society and says. "Interesting as 
the experiments no doubt are, one hopes 
the American Physiological Society 
will stop them. We have no use for a 
breed of dipsomaniac cats and dogs." 







Following is the copy of the Bill just 
passed by an almost unanimous vote of 
both Houses of the Washington Legis- 

An Act to Prevent Vivisection and to 
regulate Dissection in the schools of the 
State of Washington except medical 
and dental school, or medical and den- 
tal departments of any school, and pro- 
viding a penalty therefor. 

Be it Enacted by the Legislature of 
the State of Washington: 

Sec. 1. No teacher or other person 
employed in any school in the State of 
Washington, except medical or dental 
school, or medical or dental depart- 
ment of any school, shall practice vivi- 
section upon any vertebrate animal in 
the presence of any pupil of said school 
or any child or minor there present; 
nor in such presence shall exhibit any 
vertebrate animal upon which vivisec- 
tion has been practiced. 

Sec. 2. Dissection of dead animals, 
or any portion thereof, in the schools 
of the .State of Washington, in no in- 
stance shall be for the purpose of exhi- 
bition, but in every case shall be con- 
fined to the class room and the presence 
of those pupils engaged in the study to 
be illustrated by such dissection. 

Sec. 3. Any person violating the 
provisions of this act shall be punished 
by a fine of not less than fifty nor more 
than one hundred dollars. 

Agricultural College and Veterinary 
Schools are not exempted. 

The prime movers in bringing about 
the abolition of the vivisecting and dis- 
secting fad in Washington were Miss 
Emma E. Page, of Olympia, and Mrs. 
Lydia A. Irons of Athol, Idaho, Supts. 
of the Dept. of Mercy, W. C. T. U.. for 
East and West Washington. It may 
perhaps be recalled by our readers that 
the bill passed both houses last year, 
but was vetoed by the then incumbent 
of the gubernatorial chair. Since then. 

as was eminently proper, a new (civi- 
lized) governor has been elected. 

We are informed that all the leading 
educators in the State were in favor of 
the bill, and assisted, as lay in their 
power, in its promotion. Among others 
who rendered heroic service may be 
mentioned, Mrs, Mara S. Cook, of Spo- 
kane: Mrs. E. C. Bodwell, of Walla 
Walla: Mrs. M. F. Edgington of Ellens- 
burgh: Mrs. Lucy A. Switzer of Cheney. 
The Public Morals Committee in both 
House and Senate did valiant Service: 
likewise Hon. C. E. Cline, Speaker of 
the House, and a score of others of 
which limited space forbids mention, at 
this time. The fact that the far West 
has, with the exception of Massachu- 
setts, superseded all the States of the 
Union in this advance to moral reform 
reflects upon her a whole blaze of glory. 


The vivisection proposition at the Laura 
Memorial Hospital has been vetoed, by 
President Alexander McDonald. The dif- 
ferences of opinion which have existed 
among those interested in the work at the 
college have been settled. President Mc- 
Donald has directed that all of the im- 
ported instruments to be used in the vivisec- 
tion practices be put. away and locked up. 
It is claimed that he at first took the advice 
of some members of the medical staff, but 
upon careful investigation of vivisection, at 
once decided to oppose it. 

His action is a victory for the Humane 
Society, which has opposed the dissection of 
living animals at the college and elsewhere 
very bitterly from the start of the fight. — 
Commercial Tribune(Cincinnati)Feb. 2-4 

[Laura Memorial College was founded 
bv Mr. Alexander McDonald in mem- 



ory of his daughter, Laura, who died 
soon after the performance of a surgical 
operation, about a year ago.] 

The good work of our Vice-Presidents 
at Cincinnati cannot be too highly com- 
mended . They say it was ' 'our literature 
that did it." However this may be, our 
literature was certainly very copiously 
distributed in that locality and it would 
be very strange if it had not its effects, 
backed up as it was by the noble efforts 
of the Ohio Humane Society, and its 
President, Mr. Benjn. C. Smith. The 
attempt was made to keep the litera- 
ture from Mr. McDonald, that which 
was first mailed him being marked 
"Refused." by another hand than his, 
and returned. The next lot reached 
him through trusty hands, ft is quite 
evident that Mr McDonald knew noth- 
ing of the real import of vivisectional 
experimentation when, at the urgent 
request of the physiologists of the 
Laura Memorial College, he consented 
to the order of apparatus from Ger- 
many for the purpose. Our Cincinnati 
correspondent writes that there is 
great feeling upon the subject in the 
Queen City, and its best and most prom- 
inent people commend the action of 
Mr. McDonald in the highest terms. 

Mr. McDonald bears the reputation 
of a true philanthropist, giving liber- 
ally of his means to every good cause, 
and his action in this case will have an 
important bearing upon the practice of 
Vivisection in other institutions of our 

Mail a tract in every letter vou write. 


We would particularly call the atten- 
tion of our readers to the following let- 
ter from the General Superintendant of 
the Cottrell Protective and Detective 
Association of America: 

Austin, Texas, March 2nd, 1897. 

Mrs. Fairchild Allen, Dear Ma- 
dam: Copy of Anti- Vivisection with 
other valuable printed matter received. 
You are doing a noble work, and may 
your efforts in behalf of the unfortunate 
animal creation be crowned with suc- 
cess. I enclose you a likeness and dis- 
cription of what I consider one of the 
most inhuman criminals of the nine- 
teenth century, who is confined at this 
time in our county jail, condemned to 
death for murdering a devoted wife and 
his two sweet babies. 

In the trial of this case one of our most 
noted and prominent physicians testi- 
fied before the court that he had known 
the defendant from his childhood up, 
and that he had been criminally dis- 
posed from his youth, and gave as a 
reason for the statement, that on one 
occasion he knew Burt (the defendent) 
to torture a live rabbit by pinning it to 
the ground with sharp sticks, and upon 
being asked his reasons for being so 
cruel, he stated that he wanted to see 
how much suffering it could bear. 

He (Burt) had always been cruel to 
every thing' that he ought to have loved. 
With twenty-five years expei'ience us an 
officer in Texas I know of but very few 
criminals that were taught to love the 
dumb animals. We all recognize the 
importance of the prevention of crime, 
and when we look for the causes that 
produce crime we find, and all are 
bound to admit, that it is for the lack of 
humane education — and you know that 
we never get too old to learn. I began 
my education after I had been sur- 
rounded by circumstances that caused 



me to become very thoughtless and 
cruel. I could ride my faithful old cow 
pony, with my big bell spurs, all night 
and day. and forget that he even became 
hungry or tired. 

We are not likely to become mindful 
of duty until we are reminded of the 
same. Now these are facts, and you 
can use the contents of this letter as you 
see proper. May the people of America 
stand by you and give your organization 
that liberal support that it so justly de- 
serves, and may the cause that you rep- 
resent become recognized throughout 
civilization. Truly yours, 


Gen. Supt. C. D. & P. A. A. 


The "Measure for Measure"' Bill, 
whereby a vivisector should experi- 
ence in part the suffering he inflicts, 
may meet with derision from many per- 
sons, now; so did that blessed Bill once 
introduced about the year 1798, by Wil- 
berforce. suggesting freedom for the 
slave. How desperate and hopeless 
seemed their case: how strong about 
them were the shackles so easily forged 
by habit, greed and power. 

So also was it when Lord Erskine in 
the House of Lords first asked protec- 
tion for dumb animals. Would that 
these great, brave souls could have fore- 
seen, even in smallest measure, the un- 
dreamed of results of their bold faith 
and zeal. 

We, too. may now be sowing, only — 
in this, our age of ci^uelty extreme. The 
later years will see the harvesting com- 
plete. New societies are starting into 
life — to suppress this evil, vile — like 
beacon lights — sending answer, each to 
each. The press is getting bolder; the 
clergy are one by one gaining needed 
courage and a stronger sense of respon- 
sability towards these dumb creatures 
of God. and. most helpful of all. the doc- 

tors are losing their morbid sense of 
esprit de corps, which hitherto has bound 
them to a false, conventional position: 
one by one they venture forth, and 
share aloud with us, the horrors of 
these abuses, realizing that such prac- 
tices (even though remote) disgrace 
their sacred, merciful profession. Many, 
I find, are ignorant still, and quite 
astounded, that the system which they 
upheld was capable of such dark deeds. 

Those who so uphold Vivisection 
must do so because their own standard 
has become quite brutalized from long 
association with such vulgar practice. 
•A friend said to me recently, "It is a 
fascination — only thus can one explain 
vivisection; it is a craze. What the 
taste of blood is to the tiger, the sight 
of it is to some human beings." We all 
remember the story of the officer who 
made a household pet of a young tiger 
who had always proved worthy of the 
trust put in his gentle ways — but a 
scratch on his loved master's hand, as 
he kissed it. roused all his wild tenden- 
cies, and only a sudden death blow, on 
his favorite's head, saved the man's life. 

Herbert Spencer strongly points out 
the fact that human progress means 
throwing off the brute tendencies. That 
man is slowly passing from a primitive 
social state in which the brutal nature 
predominates, towards an ultimate so- 
cial state in which his character shall 
have become so transformed that noth- 
ing of the brute can be detected in it. 
The ape and the tiger in human nature, 
he tells us, will become extinct. 

Nothing so much as vivisection can 
retard the dawn of that better day. 
when man shall hate all cruelty — and 
shall so be "in love with gentle deeds." 
that his course of action shall win him 
the perfect trust, gratitude and affec- 
tion of even the defenseless beings 
which now quiver and tremble, in fear 
of his brutality, before him. R. A. W. 




A letter from Mrs. Mary Eleanor 
James of South Kensington, Eng., en- 
closes a generous donation, with very 
commendatory words of "Old Beau," 
and the information that 150,000 signa- 
tures have been secured to the Petition 
against the registration of the Institute 
of Preventive Medicine [a la Pasteur) 
at Chelsea, which ere this time have 
been presented to the Home Secretary. 
Mrs. James very correctly observes: 
"Even if we are not successful in pre- 
venting this scandal we shall have 
gained a great step in opening the eyes 
of so many to the knowledge of what 
Vivssection really is — for people are so 
deplorably ignorant upon the subject." 

Mrs. James also informs us that the 
Gov. Genl. of India has accepted the 
Buisson treatment for all hospitals and 
dispensaries under governmental con- 
trol, and in consequence twenty baths 
are being sent out (from London) at 
once. This work of the Buisson treat- 
ment for hydrophobia was taken up by 
one lady years ago at very great per- 
sonal expense — and now her endeavors 
are being crowned with success by the 
adoption of it in high places. 

In India there were some time ago 
thirty baths in operation in different 

Mrs. Mary T. W. McTeer, our Vice 
President for Tennessee, reports that 
Rev. T. E. Moore, pastor of the New 
Providence Presbyterian Church, 
preached a sermon on "Our Duty 10 the 
Lower Creation. " He took for his text 
Ps. 50:10. 11. and cited many other 
scripture texts to maintain his posi- 

tion. Concerning Vivisection he said: 

"The Vivisector hides behind lies, 
which if laid open before the world, 
would certainly soon banish the prac- 

Lie 1st— That vivisection is seldom 

Lie 2nd — That it is not painful. 

Lie 3rd — That it is needful in order 
to learn how to treat diseases of human 

Answer: — Many who have aban- 
doned the practice because of its 
cruelty, testify to the vast scale upon 
which it is practiced. They declare 
— and many vivisectors readily ac- 
knowledge — that anaesthetics are sel- 
dom used, and that even a horrible 
drug, curare, is often administered to 
paralyze the nerves of motion, while 
the nerves of sensation are more keenly 
alive than ever. Further, multitudes 
of physicians declare that vivisection 
of animals cannot teach anything worth 
knowing about the human system or 
the proper treatment of its diseases. 

Cruelty toward animals leads to cru- 
elty to human beings. In 1894 a bill 
was introduced into the Ohio Legisla- 
ture to permit vivisection of criminals. 
Many vivisectors uphold that disposal 
of criminals. 

Cruelty exerts a reflex influence on 
him who practices it. It hardens his 
heart. The parent who permits his 
child to be cruel to animals, will pro- 
bably himself sometime become the vic- 
tim of his child's cruelty. 

The more Christlike we are, the more 
will we be kind to every living creature. 
Help the Humane Societies!'" 

Mrs. McTeer has reorganized the 
colored Loyal Temperance Legion of 
which every third meeting is to be 
Band of Mercy exercises. Five speak- 
ers from the two junior- literary soci- 
eties of Maryville College will contest 
for the Angell Prize Medal. 




' 'A little humor, now and thou 
Is relished by the best of men." 

Although Vivisectors affect philan- 
thropy they never offer themselves for 
"experiment" but clamor for other 
criminals, paupers, dogs, toads, any- 
thing — except Vivisectors ! A law re- 
quiring all experiments to be made on 
Vivisectors only, would abolish the 
crime, relieve their distressing anxiety 
to benefit mankind and turn research 
into honorable and profitable channels. 
Give us the law ! 

Many clergymen claim that the sin 
of Cruelty "should be left to the opera- 
tion of the general principles of Chris- 
tianity. ' ; Certainly; so should all other 
sins, especially dancing and euchre, 
which they do not seem willing to risk 
in that manner. Popular sins are the 
only sort "left to Christian principles, " 
chief of which is "stylish" abuse of 
birds and horses, and that grand and 
beneficent •"science, "Vivisection. The 
"Christianity" that is destitute of com- 
passion and mercy is not at all the 
Christianity of Jesus or of John, but it 
is sadly common. 

But why not leave all wrongs to the 
"general principles of Christianity," 
discharge the clergy — and keep mum '? 

A clergyman recently published, 
"Cruelty to Animals is wrong but not 
as wicked as cruelty to men ! ! " So 
then wickedness depends not on deprav- 
ity — but on a correct choice of victims! 
So — swearing at animals is wrong, but 
not as wicked as swearing at men." 
That's clear! And probably to swear 
at some animals, mules for instance, is 
much less profane than profanity in- 
flicted upon certain other quadrupeds. 
How is one to know '? Clearly the sin 
is not in the profanity but in the selec- 
tion of its destination. This sort of 

casuistry is identical with that which 
declares that the sin of lying inheres in 
getting caught at it. 

That most humane (?) vivisector, Dr. 
Bowditch, one of the famous signers of 
the disproved Harvard (mis) statement, 
has made another wonderful discovery 
through the torments of cats. He finds 
that "the cries and struggles of an ani- 
mal" in the enjoyments of vivisection 
by burning or cutting are merely "re- 
flex actions" which are aggravated by 
unconsciousness. This shows how ser- 
iously deluded are those who fancy that 
anaesthetics relieve pain. These cat 
choppers will yet discover that we are 
living— not on the earth but in the 
moon— and they will certainly find fools 
who will believe it. 

Harry Benson. 
Sleepy Hollow, Jan 20. 


Makanda, III., Feb. 23, 1897. 
Mrs. Fairchild- Allen; 

Esteemed Friend:— About three months 
ago I received some Anti-Vivisection 
documents from your Society, and I 
wish to explain: I am an old man 
(seventy-eight), and a cripple, confined 
to my bed and chair, otherwise I could, 
and gladly would send you hundreds of 
names protesting against the cruel and 
accursed practice of Vivisection. It is 
not only fiendish cruelty to the inno- 
cent, helpless animals operated upon, 
but it degrades and brutalizes the op- 
erators. It seems a humiliating 
thought that the cruelty to animals, 
drunkenness, etc., of the so-called 
Christian races should be so gross that 
the pagan nations are moved to send 
their Chunder Sens, Ghandis and other 
missionaries to persuade us to adopt a 
kinder and better life. Even were the 
benefits resulting from vivisection clear 



and unquestioned, I deny our right to 
cruelly torture our innocent, dumb ani- 
mals to obtain them. Vivisection is 
another form of the Inquisition, and 
like it, slavery and the slave trade, are 
the shame of Christendom and a dis- 
grace to its religion and civilization 
I most ardently hope you will succeed 
in creating and arousing a public senti- 
ment that will banish it from the 

When I received your documents I 
circulated them and prepared a peti- 
tion against the cruel practice and 
gave it to one of the business men of 
Makanda, with the request that he 
would see that it, was placed where the 
public would see and sign it, but a fire 
in town burnt him out since and I pre- 
sume it perished in the flames. I could 
circulate a few papers if you will send 
them. Wishing your Society complete 
success, Yours truly, 

W. W. Walker. 


The following comes to us from Madi- 
son Ave., New York City: "I must 
congratulate you upon your very able 
conduct of the magazine. It is thor- 
oughly well edited and most interesting 
and instructive. Respectfully, 

S. L. Emory" 


Since our last issue the following- physicians 
and surgeons have sent their names to the Peti- 
tion for the Total Abolition of Vivisection: 

In case of error in publishing signatures we 
hope our medical friends will kindly forward us 
their printed card or letter-head. 

Goodyear. J. J.. M. D,. Ann Arbor. Mich. 

McNeil. F. A.. M. D.. Rico, Colo. 

Harlan, W. F.. M. D., Denver. Colo. 

De Monco. A., M. D.. 

Cooke, A. J.. M. D.. Baltimore. M'J. 

Stockdale. Laura E.. M. D.. Denver. Colo. 

Weyand. J. S., M. D.. Mont Clair. 

Cummings. T.. M. D., Ph. D.. Escondido. Cali. 

Brill, Alice B.. M. D.. New York. N. Y. 

Littell. Alice. M. D.. Florence, Italy. 

White. Grace E,. M. D.. Bloomfleld. N. J. 

Stow, Timothy Dwight. Mexico. N. Y. 

Burritt. Dr. Alice. Washington. D. C. 


Albert W. Landon, Publisher of 
the Humane Journal, Chicago, for 
nearly twenty-five years, died at his 
residence, 4628 Prairie Ave., Feb. 20th, 
after a protracted illness. The Jour- 
nal says: 

'•Mr. Landon's associates on the Board of Di- 
rectors of the Illinois Humme Society visited 
him during his sickness and he was cheered by 
many kindly offices at the hands of President 
John G. Shortall, Vice-President, Frederick W. 
Peck and Director Thomas E. Hill, all of whom 
were his warm, personal friends. Before becom- 
ing unconscious he was pleased with this assur- 
ance from Mr. Peck; 'You have done more for 
the humane cause in the State of Illinois than all 
its other friends." " 

Mr. Landon was born in the vicinity of Cincin- 
nati, (.).. in 1840, and was the first man causing an 
arrest for cruelty to animals in the city of Chicago. 
This instance, which he related to the writer, was 
the inhuman tying of calves' feet while they were 
being transported over the streets in a wagon. 
He cherished a deep and genuine sympathy for 
the woes of our humble fellow creatures, and 
Mr.Peck's remark to him in his last hours was un- 
qualifiedly true. It is deeply to be regretted that 
he was cut down in the midst of his usefullness. 
Next month we hope to secure the portrait of Mr. 
Landon. which we could not obtain in time for 
this issue. 

A Dr. Brouardel. of Paris, details 
in his work "La Monte Subtle," his ex- 
periments of fastening dogs in coffins 
and finds they will live five or six hours 
in a state of suffocation. The Zoophil- 
ist rightly stigmatizes this degrading 
pastime as the ••high travail of the 
scientific intellect/' As'a person known 
to be alive in a coffin is released as 
quickly as possible, we are again at 
sea as to the "benefit to mankind.'' of 
shutting- up helpless creatures in cof- 
fins, turning a deaf ear to their efforts 
to escape and watching stoically their 
agonizing death. 



Soon the little Hiawatha 
Learned of every bird its language 
Learned their names and all their secrets ; 
How they build their nests in summer. 
Where they hid themselves in winter. 
Of all beasts he learned their language. 
Learned their names and all their secrets: 
How the beavers build their lodges. 
Where the squirrels hid their acorns, 
How the reindeer ran so swiftly 
Why the rabbit was so timid. 

— Longfellow. 


Knowledge never learned at schools 
Of the wild bee's morning chase. 
Of the wild flowers' time and place. 
Flight of fowl, and habitude 
Of the tenants of the wood: 
How the tortoise bears his shell : 
How the woodchuck digs his cell. 
And the ground mole makes his well: 
How the robin feeds her young: 
How the oriel's nest is hung: 
Of the black wasp's cunning way. 
Mason of his walls of clay: 
And the architectural plans 
Of grey hornet artizans. 

— Whittikr 



If education in heartlessness is a de- 
sirable thing the teaching of vivisec-. 
tion in the schools is defensible. When 
the benefits and injuries of cutting up 
live animals in the presence of pupils 
are compared it seems to us society 
loses more than it gains. To increase 
the brutal qualities of pupils means an 
increase of brutal crimes in the future. 
—Courier, Norwich. Ct.. Nov. 15, 1895. 

Vivisection ought to be excluded 
from the curriculum of the public- 
schools. It belongs to the higher 
ranges of science. The pupils of the 

public schools can learn nothing from 
it that they could not learn as well 
from colored charts. — Spokane f Wash, i 

At a recent meeting of the Louisiana 
S. P. C. A., the president said that be 
had heard of the partial vivisection and 
dissection of a chicken in a school in 
this city, and was confirmed by Mrs. 
Sumner, who said that the children 
were horrified and ill from the shock. 
Mrs. Ledoux said that it was high time 
to consider how to check the growth of 
such practices in New Orleans, when 
Mr. Weis remarked that he could set- 
tle the whole thing very easily for him- 
self by not allowing his child to return 
to that school. 



We are permitted to extract from a 
private letter written by a pupil whose 
word is uuquestionable, concerning - the 
proceedings of a person(V) having con- 
trol in a school at Cloverdale, California, 
as follows: 

"There is so much cruelty in our 
school. All the teachers are ladies, ex- 
cept the principal. He is a very cruel 
man. He cuts up live animals cats 
and birds and rabbits, etc. He believes 
in vivisection and doesn't use chloro- 
form. He keeps a rawhide to whip the 
children with. . . . Mama don't 
allow us to stay there on his 'operating-' 
days, but we are very sad to know what 
is going on. He whips for missing one 
word. He won't read any humane lit- 
erature, and was very cross about it." 


New York Herald, Feb. 19th: 

"Miss Nearing first removed the 
heart, and laid it upon the table, at the 
same time delivering a dissertation up- 
on the tissues. 

••Other organs were then removed and 
the young woman used a quill to inflate 
the lungs of the kitten to show her pu- 
pils how they looked when in active 

"Professor Miller denies the story 
that the skin of the kitten was cut up 
and a strip given to each scholar as a 
souvenir, although he says some of 
them may have taken parts of it home 
with them. He admits that during the 
dissection one young girl became faint 
and ill, and was led from the operating- 
room. He also says that the operation 
was eminently successful and that every 
one of the members of the class who saw 
it performed has been since graduated 
with high rating- in physiology. He 

has not heard of any contemplated in- 
vestigation by the Board of Education, 
and adds that he is perfectly willing 
that all the facts pretaining to the dis- 
section of Jennie Hayward's kitten 
shall be made public. The Haywards 
live in Davis street, Matteawan, and 
are well to do. 

Letter from a correspondent: Several cats 
have recently been killed and dissected before 
the pupils of the Academical Department of the 
School in Catskill, N. Y. The teacher in physi- 
ology is Prof. Bement: in connection with the 
school is Prof. Stevens who charged the boys 
not to take cats unless they were ' -strays" or 
given them by the owners. (Boys, however, are 
not expected to discriminate with nicety upon 
such occasions.) Some of the boys are only 
about thirteen years old. (Probably none of 
them yet studying medicine.) "One operating 
day, I understand, was Dec. 14; a cat was chloro- 
formed, and the throat cut so as to let the blood 
out. The boys said a 'female' teacher skinned 
the cat. in the cellar: then it was brought up to 
the class and cut open, to show the heart and 
lungs." Our correspondent adds: "The boy 
who told this is a very well disposed lad, to 
whom I have given many humane publications, 
and he did not wish to stay and see the spectacle; 
but the harder sort of boys laugh at any one who 
goes out. and you know how sensitive boys are 
about being laughed at, and what perverted 
notions they have about what is "brave"' and 
manly. This is a very real kind of constraint, 
yet the teachers would say that "nobody is 
obliged to stay." I was told that another cat 
was sacrificed in the girls' class, either that day 
or the next, and that a rabbit was cut up by a 
•female' teacher (now gone away) some time 

The grocery firm of Palmer & Beardsley, at 
Catskill. have a beautiful large pet cat which they 
value highly. This was captured by a boy and 
taken to the school for "scientific" purposes, but 
Prof. Stevens knew the cat and had it returned 
to its home. He said it was "too big" for their 
purpose, anyway. In the meantime Mr. Beards - 
ley "interviewed" the Professor upon the sub- 
ject. It is safe to say it was not a "felicitous" 



The little City of Matteawan, N. Y., 
has just been greatly stirred up over 
the dissection of a kitten before a class 
of boys and girls ranging from twelve 
to fourteen years, by a female teacher. 
Miss Pannie Nearing. All that is nec- 
essary from us concerning the trans- 
action is to give the views of those 
mightier than we. The Boston Tran- 
script of Feb. 20th, says of this method 
of teaching: 

•'It is worse than unnecessary in the 
public schools; it cannot but feed the 
morbid tendencies which are almost 
sure to be found somewhere among the 
scholars. The people of Matteawan, 
N. Y., have good reason for feeling in- 
dignant at the dissection of a kitten by 
a female teacher in one of the public 
schools at that place, and we do not see 
that the explanation of the principal of 
the school is calculated to allay the in- 
dignation. He says the kitten was 
chloroformed in a wash boiler in the 
school basement, and that the dissector 
carried the carcass to the laboratory, 
where the members of the graduating 
class had assembled. "She then put 
the carcass on the operating table, and. 
»calpel in hand, proceeded with the 
tirst operation of dissection that has 
ever been performed in the Matteawan 
public schools.' It should not only be 
the first, but the last. 7 ' 

St. Louis Republic, Feb. 20: 
"Miss Nearing, with knife and scal- 
pel in hand, went at the tiny, fur-covered 
body with all the coolness of an experi- 
enced demonstrator. The kitten was 
disembowled, and all of the organs 
were exhibited to the children. Several 
of the little witnesses could not stand it, 
and a boy who had had rabbit stew for 
his dinner became violently afflicted 
with nausea. 

"But the demonstration was a great 
triumph. Prof. Miller (the principal) 

declares, as was proven by the fact that 
when the Regents' examination fol- 
lowed, a few days ago, every one of the 
twelve members of the class in physiol- 
ogy passed it. 

"That satisfied Miss Nearing and 
Prof. Miller, but it did not satisfy the 
parents of the children. They were 
indignant when they heard of it, and 
they have not cooled off yet. Mrs. 
Van Renseller (of the W. C. T. U.) 
when seen at her home in Matteawan. 

" 'It is an outrage upon sensitive 
young minds; a horrible vision which 
will rise up before their closed eyes for 
weeks to -come, always remembered 
with a feeling of sickness. A number 
of mothers of children who saw it have 
expressed their indignation, and if 
there is any law to prevent this terrible 
practice, it will be invoked at once' 

The President of the N. Y. S. P. C. A. 
defeated the passage of such a law when 
it was attempted last year. " 


West side high school boys are de- 
creasing the cat family, to a consider- 
able extent, the felines being sacrificed 
to vivisection. Just what benefit is de- 
rived from the dissection of cats, we are 
at a loss to understand unless it is 
counted a benefit to cultivate in the 
youth of the schools a feeling of indif- 
ference to suffering. Perhaps, how- 
ever, the boys expect to be cat doctors. 
Doves and pigeons, too, are being vivi- 
sected. We haven't much sympathy 
for cats, but we believe the effect of 
chloroforming and cutting them up has 
a bad effect on the pupils. We know of 
one youth who used to turn pale at the 
sight of blood, who can now cut to 
pieces a bird or animal without a tre- 
mor. — Aurora Dailv News. Mar. 5. 1397. 




The Cleveland Plain-Dealer of Feb- 
ruary 21. has the following: 


Not only is the young idea in Cleve- 
land being taught to shoot, but it is be- 
ing shown how to carve as well. Teach- 
ers in Central high school have added 
dissection to their other demonstra- 
tions before the class in biology. On 
certain occasions these zealous educa- 
tors have been very realistic in their 
exhibitions and the ordeal has proved 
rather trying for the tender sensibili- 
ties of the pupils. 

Parents of children thus shocked by 
this latest innovation in the public 
school system have entered a vigorous 
protest against further indulgence of 
the fad. 

A fresh example of the dissection of a 
domestic animal last Friday has aroused 
a storm that will not be easy to calm. 
At the request of Miss Bushnell, a 
teacher at Central high school, two of 
her boy pupils brought a live cat into 
the class room, where the teacher anaes- 
thetized the animal and dissected it be- 
fore the class. The feline was carried 
into the room in the traditional bag, 
and when the boys attempted her re- 
moval there was a lively time. Puss 
clawed toward each point of the com- 
pass at the same time — and she always 
found a boy. Miss Bushnell was plucky 
and obdurate: she was going to dissect 
that cat or be informed of a sufficient 
reason why. She heroically came to 
the assistance of her struggling pupils 
and soon the conquered cat was laid 
upon the fatal table. Chloroform was 
speedily administered and then the 
deadly scalpel got in its work. 

Report has it that many of the pupils 
lacked the fortitude to witness the 
bloodv exhibition. Some left the room. 

and it is said that one girl fainted be- 
fore the ghastly spectacle and had to be 
carried from the place. On the other 
hand, a number of children were highly 
elated by the performance and considered it 
rare sport. The dissection was given in 
the afternoon by Miss Bushnell before a 
class of thirty girls and but two boys. 

When seen at her home, No. 727 Gen- 
esee Street, last evening Miss Bushnell 
freely admitted that the dissection had 
taken place. 

"But," she naively added, "really 
the cat was quite dead when the knife 
was applied. Vivisection would scarcely 
be permitted in the public schools, you 
know. I consider the example one of 
great value to the class. No, I do not 
give such exhibitions often, as I do not 
have the time for them. But J encour- 
age experiments in dissectionamong the pu- 
pils at home. 


From Des Moines (Iowa) Daily News: 

The practice of cutting up cats for 
the edification of children has been 
adopted in Matteawan, N. Y. Miss 
Nearing initiated the business in a pub- 
lic school. One pupil, a young woman, 
fainted, and others were made sick at 
their stomachs. 

But this did not affect Miss Nearing. 
She picked out the several viscera of 
the cat. expatiated learnedly on the in- 
testines and lungs, and impressed her 
infants with the beauty of the cat's in- 
ternal works. This is fine kindergarten 
vvoi'k, and if the pupils are apt they will 
take to cutting up cats themselves. 

Evening dissecting parties and cat 
soirees ought to become general in Mat- 
teawan. But why not take the chil- 
dren to an abattoir at once and let them 
see the blood run. Of all the recent 
educational follies this at Matteawan is 
the most sickening and idiotic. 



If Vivisection cured the whole human 
race of its ills that would not make it 
right.— Mrs. Lovell. 



The Vanguard is the Society of Young 
People to Oppose Vivisection. The 
membership fee is Fifty Cents — paid 
into the treasury of the parent society. 

Pledge — I promise to be kind to all 
creatures within my reach and to speak 
and use my influence as much as possi- 
ble against the practice of Vivisection. 


Only a horse that lies dead in ttte street 

Prone on the pave, 'mid the hurrying feet: 

Only a horse ! that, thro' sunshine and rain. 

Toiled for his master, and did not complain I 

Cart him away! he has pulled his last load 

Ovor the hills, thro' the long winding road. 

Weary and bruised, sore, and crippled, and 
sprained. — 

Worked to his death, but he never complained. 

Rough is his coat with each rib showing through: 

Scant though his food, he was faithful and true: 

Beaten, abused, bearing burdens of pain— 

Only a horse, and he could not complain '. 

(.'art him away ! his labors are o'er; 

Heavy for him were the burdens he bore. 

Cover him up. for his end is attained,— 

Dying in harness, he never complained ! 

Who shall dare say— such as these have no 

Nothing before them, no far away goal . 

No need for toil, and no balnrfor their pain. 

Tho' they are silent, and never complain? 

L,ike him. we often can see. mongst our race. 

One who is striving, with kind, patient face. 

Toiling in harness, thro' sunshine and rain. 

Bearing for others, he does not complain. 

There must be surcease, and freedom from care. 
•Rest for the weary.'' forever, somewhere: 

Some glad unwinding of earth's tangled skein. 

Where Justice triumphs, and none need com- 
plain ! 
— F. Walter Osborne in Every Where. 


A bunchgrass shepherd dog of eastern 
Oregon is the hero of this tale. The 
name of the dog was Jim, and his owner 
was called Bob Thompson back in the 
states before he came west. 

At the time of the Bannock uprising 
Thompson and his men were herding 
sheep ten miles from Pendleton. One 
morning a messenger rode up in hot 
haste, warning the shepherds to flee for 
their lives, as the Indians were on the 
warpath. The shepherds fled. Only the 
dogs and sheep were left. 

For the next few days the dogs came 
straggling into Pendleton one by one. 
and within a week they were all present 
or accounted for, all but Jim. At the 
end of a month the Indian uprising had 
been put down and Thompson went out 
to look for his sheep. 

He had left 2,000 and he found (5,000, all 
quietly feeding together. As he rode 
near he saw, perched on a tall butte, a 
black object that turned out to be Jim. 
who gave his master a frantic welcome 
and then proudly started with him to 
inspect the band. 

Single-handed. Jim had taken care of 
those sheep for thirty days, driving 
them to fresh pastures each day. Every 
stray band that he met he had chased 
into his drov,e, until he had become the 
king herder of the bunchgrass country. 
Hard work had agreed with him, and 
he was as fat as a possum in persimmon 
time. Jim is gone now, but his memory 
is respected by every wool puller in 
Umatilla county. — New York Sun. 


Alfieri was proud of his horses, and 
took great delight in fondling and car- 
essing them. Augustus was exceed- 
ingly fond of a parrot, but still more so 
of a quail, the loss of which made him 
sad. Charles I. of England was very 
fond of spaniels, and the breed of his 
dogs is still famous in that cotmtry. 



u Ah! old, staunch friend, with your 
deep, clear eyes and bright, quick 
glances that take in all one has to say 
before one has time to speak it, do you 
know that you are only an animal and 
have no mind ? 

Do you know that that dull-eyed, gin- 
sodden lout leaning against the post out 
there is immeasurably your intellectual 
superior ? Do you know that every 
little-minded, selfish scoundrel, who 
never did a gentle deed, or said a kind 
word, who never had a thought that 
was not mean and base, whose every 
action is a fraud and whose every ut- 
terance is a lie, do you know that this 
crawling skulk is as much superior to 
you as the sun is superior to a rush light. 
you honorable, brave-hearted, unselfish 
brute ? 

They are men. you know, and men 
are the greatest, noblest, and wisest 
and best beings in the whole vast, eter- 
nal universe! Any man will tell you 
that. !"— Jerome K. Jerome. 


An English writer says there is 
cruelty in the keeping of gold fish. 
Half of such captives die from sheer 
want of rest. As fish have eyes so 
formed that they cannot endure the 
light, in a glass vessel they are in an 
entirely wrong place, as is evident from 
the way in which they dash about, and 
go round and round, until fairly worn 


it was a late afternoon in winter. 
The streets were filled with a jostling 
throng, as little Teddy and his mother 
stepped from a crowded store onto the 
crowded street to wait for a cable car. 

When it came the tired mother lifted 
her four-year-old son up the steps, and 

climbed on herself. Entering the car 
she dropped wearily into a seat. Soon 
she became aware that her boy was not 
with her, and turning, she saw him on 
the back platform, and motioned him 
to enter. 

"No, mamma," he called in his high, 
child's voice. "I am going to stay here 
'cause I like to see the people that get 
run over!" 

Theodore, today, is an eminent viviseo- 
tionist. — Life. 

We learn from Mrs. Sara Thorpe 
Thomas that the Legislature of Arkan- 
sas has enacted a "'Bird Law" to pre- 
vent the imminent total destruction of 
birds by air guns and trapping. The 
bill was secured largely by the persis- 
tent efforts of Mrs. Judge Stephenson. 

The national live-bh'd shoot in con- 
junction with the Corbett-Fitzsimmons 
carnival at Carson. Nevada, is now 
assured. The shoot will begin Mar. 17 
and last during two days. The traps 
will be placed inside the race-track in- 
closure and alongside of the arena. 
This, of course, is to be expected. 
Doubtless the next move in the State 
that disgraces our Union will be the in- 
troduction of bull-fia'hting. 

The son of George Du Maurier says 
of his father. "The dislike of cruelty to 
dumb animals, which he mentions in 
several places in his books, was a char- 
acteristic of his. He never would shoot 
or hunt in any way when he was a 
young man. He didn.t mind boxing, 
or any sort of reasonable encounter be- 
tween men. but the idea of hurting 
helpless creatures, lower in the scale, 
was very repulsive to him. — Outlook. 




It will always be a question whether 
any census of human beings ought not 
properly to include dogs. A really su- 
perior dog conies in many ways so very 
near humanity — probably rising above 
it, indeed, in some of its very best qual- 
ities — that any enumeration must be 
quite imperfect if it leaves out a class 
so essential. We often estimate popu- 
lation as including so many ''souls:" but 
if we spoke, as would be just as reason- 
able, of so many hundred or thousand 
••hearts," who could deny the claim of 
all the dogs of each region to be in- 
cluded ? There is not a dog that bays 
at the moon from a lonely farmhouse 
which does not love somebody in that 
farmhouse: whereas there may be men 
or women there who actually love no 
one at all. And of those who love 
somebody, how many are there, even 
counting in the mothers, whose love is 
absolutely impregnable against abuse 
and wrong? Yet he w T ho comes back, 
after years of selfish desertion, to his 
home, forgotten by many, unforgiven 
by the rest, is sure, like Odysseus, of 
both remembrance and forgiveness 
from his dog. Many an outcast has 
found in this faithful friend his last tie 
to what is good on earth; and a dog will 
lick the hand, as in the case which so 
impressed Darwin, of the master who 
is performing vivisection on him. Hu- 
man hearts are very well in their way. 
no doubt; but, after all, it would seem 
that thy servant must be a dog in order 
to achieve the highest and most inex- 
haustible self-devotion. 
. . . As for his intelligence, a myz*- 
iad anecdotes raise the question seri- 
ously whether we do not compliment 
ourselves too highly in putting our sa- 
gacity beside his. Can we find our way 
like him? Can we seek, investigate, 
remember, like him? — T. W. HlOGlN- 
SON. in Harper's Bazaar. 

The quality of Mercy is not strained ; 
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven 
Upon the place beneath: it is twice blessed- 
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes 


To the Rev. Charles Josiah Adams: 

A remarkable instance of equine in- 
telligence came under my observation 
recently. On the occasion I refer to, 
the horse displayed a wonderful ability 
to measure time. I was an inspector 
on an election board, the polling place 
of the precinct being in a corner of a 
fire engine house. As is usual in such 
buildings, the stables are at the rear of 
the apparatus, the doors being opened 
by an electrical attachment when the 
alarm is given, at which time the 
horses rush to their positions, the har- 
ness is dropped upon them and off they 
fly to the scene of the fire. While en- 
gaged at the fire engine house as above 
stated, I was startled by cne of the 
horses pawing vigorously and thumping 
on the floor of his stall. Almost im- 
mediately the fire gong sounded and 
out rushed the horses to their positions 
at the apparatus. I looked at the 
clock and it was exactly half past one. 
I knew then there was no fire, for pre- 
cisely at that hour every day the de- 
partment have a practice hitch-up. I 
mentioned the horse's actions to a 
member of the department, and asked 
if, he had noticed it. He said he had. 
and that hardly a day passed that this 
horse did not paw and thump the door 
just as the gong sounded or within a 
minute before. He was positive that 
the horse could calculate the time for 
the practice hitch-up to a minute and 
also the exact time when he was to re- 
ceive his grain each day. 

Eugene Glass, in The Dog Fancier. 
Battle Creek. Mich. 


TTTE are always glad of cuttings, but cannot 
use them unless name and date of paper 
taken from is given. 

npHE coming year is to be a momentous one for 
our cause. We hope our members will save 
flies of Anti- Vivisection. 

aris and Alfort are being kept con- 
stantly in mind. Our special workers in 
that direction are receiving able assist- 
ance and literature is prepared and sent 
away as rapidly as time and means permit. 
There are in France, as in all other countries, 
people with humane hearts, who stand ready to 
help when the way is pointed out to them. We 
are always glad of foreign addresses. 

-/CT\ -— E ask all who are in sympathy with 
^AvA our cause t0 sen( l us their name and 

address, and specify if they would like 
their name appended to the National 
Petition for the Total Abolition of Vivisection. 
This is one of the leading questions of the day, 
one upon which every intelligent individual 
should become throughly informed. Literature 
sent free to any address, but contributions of 
money and all denominations of postage stamps 
will be gratefully received. 

Mrs. Faikchild-Allen, Secy., Aurora, 111. 

ORDERS for Literature should be given in one 
place— not scattered through letters, as some are 
thus liable to be overlooked— and should be put 
'line for line." Otherwise errors are likely to 

THE Humane Voice, a "bright little paper, has 
just been established in the interests of the Hu- 
mane Society at Omaha. May success attend it ! 
The more anti -cruelty publications, the better. 

WE request all our workers to remind us of 
themselves often. In tne great pressure of many 
cares we frequently omit to send them new papers 
which they should know of and may find useful. 

WE desire to be corrected of any error in state- 
ments of facts we may publish. Our aim is to put 
forth no statement unsupported by reliable au- 
thority. We would earnestly urge the importance 
upon the part of all writers in observing this rule. 
Under all circumstances produce your authority. 

WANTED— Lecturers, organizers, teachers, 
students, writers and solicitors. Room 324. 26 Van 
Buren Street. Chicago. Every humanitarian 
should cooperate with the College of Citizenship. 
Send for ; 'Good Citizen." its official organ. Ath- 
enpeum Building. Chicago. 

ROLLED MANUSCRIPT will not be examined. 
All papers of any description shoulrt be mailed 

HUNDREDS of valuable signatures are likely 
to become "nil" if both sides of paper are used. 

BLANKS for the National Petition should be 
obtained from this office. 

ALL Signatures are carefully preserved. All 
papers containing them should be folded very 
even and smooth— not rolled — for convenience in 


Frequently a, friend abroad wishes to 
sign our National Petition, but ques- 
tions whether it will be acceptable. 
We have authority to say that this Pe- 
tition has now been made International 
and signatures will be welcomed from 
•'all over the earth." 

If those willing to collect canceled 
stamps will forward them to our Vice- 
President, Miss Edith Latham, 128 East 
34th Street, New York, N. Y., they 
may prove a useful contribution to the 
Heart Culture; 

A Text Book for Teaching Kindness 
to Animals. Adapted for use in public 
and private schools: by Emma E. Page, 
Organizer and Lecturer of the National 
Department of Mercy. Teachers will 
find the lessons on the Birds, Animals, 
Insects, and the entire field of animate 
nature full of interest and well adapted 
for developing the finer moral and in- 
tellectual qualities of the child. This 
book will be ready February 15, 1897. 
Price in cloth 75c. Advance orders 
may be sent to Emma E. Page, Olym- 
pia. Wash., or to The Whitaker & Ray 
Company, publishers and dealers in 
school supplies, 723 Market street, San 
Francisco, Cal. 

We commend this carefully compiled 
work to all those who are interested in 
mercy teachings, from which must fol- 
low the betterment of mankind. 


"OLD BEAU.— "I want to give you an order 
for 110 copies of that little sermon, ••Old Beau" so 
as to present one to each member of our Legis- 
lature, when he goes home to his family.''— Mrs. 
Lydia A Irons, Supt. Dept. of Mercy. West 
Washington, W. C. T. U. 


The installments to the Memorial Fund are 
augmented by the following: 

To the memory of Dr. Asa Park, by 
Miss M. J. Carr $10.00 


Fifty - Cents— Miss S. E. Wall. Miss Anna 
Lubrecht. Mrs. Aurora H. Todd, Miss Lucy 
Darrigrand. Mrs. Chauncey Miller, Miss Maria 
L. Owen, Miss C. G. Ewen Miss Annie M. 

One Dollar— Miss H. E. Smith. Miss Cecilia 
Bitter. Mrs. Sarah C.Bolton. Thos. M. Turvey. 
Miss Freda Fuldner. Mrs. E. A. Bradley. Mrs. 
C. A. Meiser. Dr. C. H. Harriman. Rev. John T. 
Rose. Rev. John C. Kimball, Mrs. S. Ellen 


Miss Bertha Langdon Barber $10.00 

Miss Edith Latham 8.00 

Miss Ann Marston (England) 2.64 

Mrs. Ellen B. French 10.00 

Per Mrs. Kate C. Husband 7.25 

Miss Martha Webb 4.60 

Mrs. Therese C. Foster 5.00 

A Fiiend (R. A. W.) 50.00 

Miss C. G. Ewen 3.50 

Mrs. Anna E. Mclntyre 5.00 

Mrs. E'eanor M. James 10.00 

Dr. H. S. Bell (per Latham) 2.00 

Mrs. a. Jackson Ralston 6.25 

Mrs. W. S. Thomas 10.0H 

Miss Helen Reed (Florence, Italy) '. 5.00 

Mrs. M. W. Rouse 5.00 

Mrs. Emma Rood Tuttle 3.50 

Mrs. M. T. Armor 10.00 

Almon A. Locke 5.00 

-Mites" 3.01 

Total $180,75 

Closed March 10th. 

Kneipp Sanitarium. 

Leading Water Cure Institution of America. 
Cor. McMillan and Hacklberry Sts.. Cincinnati, 
O. Dr. C. Schmitz. physician in charge, and 
Editor of the Kneipp Journal. 

The handsome, illustrated Annual Reports of 
the Washingtan (D. C.) and the Connecticut Hu- 
mane Societies havs reached us, ana show godd 
work for the relief of both human and dumb. 

Another of Mrs. Suckling's Lantern Lectures 
has reached as— this one on THE HORSE. Like 
all the others, it is good. The Lantern Lectures 
for Childien should be widely adopted in this 


The enclosure of a stamp in letters of inquiry. 

The enclosure of a stamp in requests for liter- 

The inclosure of a stamp in all letters asking 
a personal favor. 

In regard to the enclosure of stamps the best 
rule to follow is the Golden Rule— enclose stamps 
to others in cases where you would like stamps 
enclosed to you. 

SOMEBODY has paid for the copies of Anti- 

Vivisection sent to non-subscribers. No bill, 

therefore, will ever be pre ented any one thus 
receiving it. 

THOSE wishing to assist in making the world 
better should contribute to the work of the 
National Purity Association. 79-81 Fifth Ave.. 

A copy of the full List of A.-V. Physicians who 
have given us their signatures to the Petition will 
be furnished free upon application. 




To Supply our Willing Workers with 
Wagon Loads More of Literature. 

They are constantly calling for more 
than we can supply. 

Will not our Women Friends wear 
fewer feathers, flowers, silks and laces 
and g'ive more to the cause of the help- 
less V 

Will not our Men use fewer cigars, 
theatre tickets, canes, and kid-gloves 
and thus have more to bestow upon the 
efforts for the suppression of Cruelty ? 

Every step toward Justice and Mercy 
is a step toward making the world bet- 
ter. If you see nothing in this for your- 
self personally,bear in mind it may effect 
you and your children sooner than you 
dream of. The betterment of the world 
is a means of self protection and self- 
preservation — in addition to the peace 
and happiness it brings. 

Other work has been so urgent we 
have not even had time to send renewal 
notices to members. We beg they will 
forward their dues and contributions 
unasked. Address, 

Mrs. Fairchild Allen, 
Secretary, and Treas. pro tern. 


The Memorial Fund should be held 

in remembrance by those wishing to 
contribute to the cause of Anti- Vivisec- 
tion in memory of deceased friends. 


Published Monthly 
50c Per Year. Chicago. U. S. A. 

"Beau; A Tragedy of the Labora- 
tory, " by Dr. Elliott de Belleville Pres- 
ton. A rare, deeply emotional Poem 
with portrait of the author. Fine pa- 
per; lovely engraving of a beautiful dog. 
Price 25c post-paid. Per Doz. $2.50. 
Address Anti-Vivisection, 

Aurora. 111. 

NOW EEADY ! ! ! 

A other edition of that Sublime Poem, 
Russian. White and Gold. Heavy Linen, 25c. 
Enamel. 15o. Proceeds for the Anti-Vivisection 
cause. Address Anti- Vivisection. 

Aurora. 111. 


On account of the number wishing to append 
heir names to the following Pledge we will keep 
it standing and those wishing to swell the ranks 
can send us their names to be recorded in a book 
for this purpose. The names will not be disclosed 
except by permission. In due time they will 
"tell'' — on the practice of the vtviseetionist phy- 

/ PLEDGE To in a r knowingly employ 
a physician practicing or ivphol&inq Vivi- 

This pledge is steadily receiving sig- 

Friends, remember. Ten Cents will 
enable us to mail literature to ten people 
Fifty Cents will carry the news to 
fifty people: Five Dollars to 500. It 
is these sums that have extended our 
work to its present proportions — to 
nearly every state in the Union. Let 
no one hesitate to proffer a donation to 
our cause because it must be small. 

The Fat of the Land. 

A Vegetarian Cook Book of great excellence- 
combined with a moral treatise on the virtues of 
kindness to animals and correct living as the 
source of all good. Address. 

Dk. Ellen Goodell Smith. 
Dwight. Mass 


7 do hereby give, derixe. and bequeath U> the 
Illinois Anti- Vivisection Society, a body incorr 
porated according to the laws of lite state of 

Illinois^the man of [or if other iiroperty 

describe the property}. 

Whole number of Societies in 
America and Europe, Ninety-one. 

Illinois Anti-Vivisection Society. 


Organized June 1. 189'2. 



Mrs. Inez K. Sutphen. Mrs. M. G. Snover. 

Secretary (and Treasurer pro tern). 

Mrs. Fairchild-Allen. 

Working Vice-Presidents i n Twenty-Seven 

States. Membership. Apr. 1. 1896, 317. 

The American A. V. Society, 


SE( 'RE i A AT. Miss Adele Biddle. 

TREASURER,. . .Mr. Samuel Hinds Thomas. 


Also Eighteen Vice-Presidents, including 11 
Physicians, and Mi's. Mary F. Lovell. of Bry'n 
Mawr, Supt. of Dept. of Mercy. Ntnl. W. C. T. TJ. 

New England A -V. Society, 


Organized March 30. 1895. Over too members. 

I'll EST.. PHILIP (1. PFABODY; A. M.. LL. B. 

VICE PREST Elliot Pkeston, M.D. 

SEt RETAR V Miss Eva C. I >ix. 

TREASURER Joseph M. Greene. 

New York State A.-V. Society. 


Organized Nov. 7. lS9o. 


VICE- PRESIDE NTS I Rensselaer Pi itts. 
' / Benj. M. Coon, 

SECRETARY. Anna Sargent Turner. 

TREASURER Grace F. Reed. 

MISSING — Two Pet Cats. Anyone know- 
ing of cats having been cut up, living or 
dead, in any public or private school, of any 
kind, anywhere, will be rewarded by furnishing 
the proof to the undersigned. 
James Wood, care of Anti- Vivisection. 

Aurora. 111. 



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Illinois Anti-Vivisection Society. 

General Circular of the Society, ...... Free. 

To Paris in 1900 (Circular Letter), ..... 

List of A.-V. Physicians and Surgeons: 4 pages, 

List of the (over 90) Anti- Vivisection Societies. ... : - 

Membership List of the Society 

lugersoll on Vivisection; 2 pages: per 100, . . . . .25 

Where is My Dog ? 2 pages; per 100. .... 

The Black Art; 2 pages, per L00, ..... .25 

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Reasons of Demand .for Total Abolition Instead of Restriction of Vivi- 
section (Mrs. Fairchild Allen); 2 pages; .per 100, . . . .25 

Vivisection of Criminals; Resume of the Ohio Bill (Mrs. Fairchild 

Allen);"ges; per 100. ...... .25 

Appeal to Bishops ami Clergymen.; 2 pages: per 100, . . . ..'in 

Opinions of Leading Phyns. and Surgeons on Vivisection. 4 p.. per 100. .35 

Biology in the Public Schools, 4 pages; per 100,, . . .35 

The Pasteur institute ^(Williams); 4 pages; per 100. . . . .35 

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Lett< on Wilberforce,_8 pages: pel- 100. .... 1.00 

American Vi 1 ()!). . l.()0 

_I'e to the Christian Church; X p., per 100, • . 1.00 
The Truth Concerning Vivisection (by eye witnesses at Paris and Al- 

fort). 14 pages: per 100. . . . ... 1.25 

"Vivisection" (Mrs. M. W. Rouse): 10 p.: with cover. Rlust., per 100. 2. On 
Vivisectional Cruelties of To-Day, Reported by an Eye, Wit: 

hllip G. Peabody), 12 p. with portrait and cover, [llust.. per 100. 2.00 
Special Publications— Proceeds for the cause: 

Old Beau: a Tragedy of the Laboratory (Dr. Preston); 25c each; per Doz., 2.50 

Derzhaven's Ode to Cod: From the Russian: per copy 25c: per D<> 2.50 
Other i added to each order. These Tracts are the product 
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contribute all the means possible to its support. Address the Secretary (and 
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In case an order is not entirely filled at once the missing papers will be 
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